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Dem Lawmaker Sheila Jackson Lee Supports National Gun Registry

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Democratic representative Sheila Jackson Lee joined protestors outside the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Houston on Saturday and said she supports the creation of a national registry of firearms.

“Registering your guns, people think that’s something sinister. But it helps you [to protect] your guns when they’re stolen. It helps us find them for you, like registering your car,” Lee said to The Blaze.

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“But at this point in time, it should be clear that the universal background check bill didn’t have anything in it about registration and I would have voted for that,” she added. “I believe in a hand of friendship and compromise.”

The Texas congresswoman dismissed the notion that anyone actually wants to repeal the Second Amendment.

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“Who’s going to repeal the Second Amendment? No one,” she said. “We have a right to bear arms. I will say that in historical context, the militia was organized when we did not have a standing Army. So citizens needed to arm themselves.”

Sources: TheBlaze, Wikipedia